Mark Jenkins haunting, disquieting, hilarious mannequin sculptures

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American street artist Mark Jenkins is the creative mind behind these amazing lifelike mannequin sculptures which he installs in public places, much to the bafflement of the general public across big cities all over the world. Haunting and disquieting, Jenkins’ sculptures seek to provoke their viewers, and provoke they do – distress, horror and anxiety surely being key responses to his public works. Looking at his suicidal, building-jumping mannequin, the one laying face down in a pond like ...  View More
May 22, 2017 Jessica

Costa Magarakis surreal shoes tell the most imaginative stories

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Costa Magarakis is a fine art trained artist working with different kinds of mediums and specializing in sculptures. His work can be expressed as a gothic wonderland illuminating the gray area between truths and lies. His work is often a combination of grotesque imagery that is drawn from modern symbols and icons merged with mythology, religion and science. He lives and works In Tel-Aviv, a city that continues to inspire his dark visions: 'I often find archetypes in old children’s books and ...  View More
May 21, 2017 Tiffany

The SEATED BALLERINA inflatable sculpture by Jeff Koons in NYC

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In the middle of Rockefeller Center, Jeff Koons has installed a 45-foot-high inflatable nylon sculpture that towers above visitors to the iconic new york city plaza. The larger-than-life 'Seated Ballerina' — scaled up from the artist’s 'Antiquity' series — symbolically refers to themes of beauty and connectivity, serving as a contemporary interpretation of the mythological goddess Venus. The project is intended to raise awareness of national missing children’s month in May. 'This ...  View More
May 20, 2017 Tiffany

MONEYGAMI: One-Dollar-Bill stunning origami creations by Won Park

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Artist Won Park puts a new twist on origami, the traditional Japanese art of folding paper into intricate sculptures, by fashioning his tiny creations out of United States One Dollar bills. Bending, twisting, and folding, Won Park creates life-like shapes inspired by objects living and not both in stunning detail. Dollar bill origami uses similar techniques to traditional origami. However, the shape and texture of money sometimes require a different set of steps than creating the same design ...  View More
May 15, 2017 Jason

Lorenzo Quinn SUPPORT: A powerful message about rising sea levels

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Artist Lorenzo Quinn is known for his work with the human body, specifically hands, that he incorporates into everything from large-scale sculptures down to jewelry designs. He has just finished the installation of a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Biennale. Titled 'Support', the piece depicts a pair of gigantic hands rising from the water to support the sides of the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, a visual statement of the impact of climate change and rising sea levels on the historic city and ...  View More
May 15, 2017 Jason

3000-year-old Pharaoh Ramses II statue found buried in Cairo slum

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Archaeologists from Egypt and Germany have found a massive 26ft (8 meters) statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum. Researchers say it probably depicts revered Pharaoh Ramses II, who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. The discovery, hailed by the Antiquities Ministry as one of the most important ever, was made near the ruins of Ramses II's temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, located in the eastern part of modern-day Cairo. Archaeologists actually found two 3000-year-old ...  View More
March 11, 2017 Jason

Hiroshi Shinno creates imaginary insects with plants and resin

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Hiroshi Shinno creates imaginary insects that perfectly blend into their surroundings - because there are made from parts of these surroundings! He collects petals, leaves, grass stems and flower stamens - and molds them into intricate 'herbal' insects, a blend of real natural pieces and polyurethane resin copies. Hiroshi Shinno works with truly miniature flower parts, seeds, 'shells so thin that they are translucent, and dry, holey leaves that disintegrate under the slightest pressure'. So far ...  View More
March 6, 2017 Tiffany

Juliette Clovis ceramic sculptures turn women into hybrid beings

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Juliette Clovis is a multidisciplinary french contemporary artist. Her plastic work is organized around 3 big topics that are the links between human and nature, the opposition between life and death and the dialogue between tradition and modernity. For years, Juliette Clovis worked on female identity and the representation of women in contemporary society and its history. In her most recent works, her women are completely transformed into hybrid beings, mixes of history, myths and chimerical ...  View More
February 24, 2017 Megan

TORSO: Nagato Iwasaki gorgeous and haunting driftwood sculptures

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Pieces of driftwood are like nature's nomads, traveling far from their roots and going where the streams and rivers take them like no trees ever could. These well traveled scraps of wood are shaped by their journey, twisted and gnarled until they become earthen works of art shaped by the hands of Mother Nature. Sadly, most driftwood is used to build fires or as garden fill when collected, but Japanese artist Nagato Iwasaki has found a better use for those beautiful bits of wood- he uses them as ...  View More
February 14, 2017 Jessica

Mari Shimizu’s gorgeous, haunting dolls are absolutely captivating

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Fantasy doll maker Mari Shimizu hails from Amakusa, Kumamoto Japan where after graduating from Tama Art University, she dedicated herself to creating and photographing her intricate ball-joint dolls. Shimizu is deeply inspired by the Surrealist movement, especially Nazi-hating Dadaist, photographer Hans Bellmer whose scandalous work often incorporated dolls. Here are a few words from Bellmer on his artistic approach that appear to directly align to Shimizu’s ethos: 'The body resembles a ...  View More
February 12, 2017 Jessica
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